Management & Program Analyst (Succession Planning Lead)

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Washington, D.C
Oct 14, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Full Time


The Office of Career & Leadership Development (AHD) delivers innovative human capital development solutions that powers individual and FAA enterprise success. The office is committed to developing agile and effective leaders who can energize and achieve results through a range of people in a variety of situations in uncertain times, and to cultivating opportunities and an environment that supports learning and growth at all levels.

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This position serves as a Management and Program Analyst and leads the design, development, and implementation of succession planning programs, projects or initiatives under the minimal direction of a manager or executive.

Leads projects and initiatives to provide learning and development opportunities for the FAA employees across the enterprise to build professional, management, and leadership competencies and to strengthen the agency's leadership pipeline and pools of succession candidates. Learning vehicles may include classroom courses, virtual courses, webinars, briefings, job aids, coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job experiences. Provides input and feedback to less experienced colleagues.

Works with AHD management to clarify the goals and scope of projects and initiatives and the factors critical to success. Develops clear, complete and defensible plans to execute projects and initiatives to include activities, schedules, and resources as appropriate. Considers stakeholders and colleague insight, lessons from past experience, and leading practices in developing plans. Identifies and recommends execution approaches, methods, and techniques that have the highest likelihood of success in the FAA organization and culture. Coordinates with AHD management and/or purchasing and contracting personnel to secure resources as needed.

Manages execution of plans in accordance with defined goals and scope. Engages and collaborates with colleagues as well as line of business and staff office stakeholders in execution where it makes sense to advance progress and results. Build relationships and partnerships to surface shared interests, foster support, and achieve better outcomes. Creates and maintains pertinent guidelines and procedures to clarify executions expectations and responsibilities as needed. Pro-actively monitors plan execution, notifies management of issues, and recommends mitigations actions. Develops and delivers information, messages and briefings to keep AHD and AHR management and leadership apprised of progress, results, and opportunities for the future.

Stay abreast of practices and trends in successions planning and leadership development within and outside government. Assists in evaluating, recommending and incorporating practices to improve processes and procedures used in AHD and across FAA. Serves as a subject matter expert when needed with design teams in intermittently reviewing and redesigning existing learning programs/offerings, or in creating new programs/offerings to enhance impact and value to customers and the agency.

Conducts all activities to the highest ethical standards-communicating effectively, remaining flexible, respecting differing opinions, and exercising patience in challenging situations. The work is reviewed to ensure success in achieving planned results. The position has broad discretion to ensure the alignment of organizational goals and policies and the requirements of the projects and/or other work activities. The work activities impact directly on the objectives of one or more organizational units, major subdivisions, and/or LOB's/SO's and has an impact of the objectives of the FAA.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS-13 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience is defined as:
  • Developing and delivering succession planning in a large organization.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.


  • Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.


1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .

3) This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.

4) Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

ALL applicants MUST submit the following:

(1) resume with complete work history; and

(2) a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

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Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.

Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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